Oct. 6, 2011
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff
Iowa State, Ames Lab scientist wins Nobel Prize in
Dan Shechtman, a scientist in the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames
Laboratory and professor in ISU's Engineering college and Israel's
Technion, was awarded the 2011
Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his 1982 discovery of quasicrystals.
From Motown to Campustown
He made music with the Temptations, Four Tops, Ray Charles and other
legends. Director of bands Michael Golemo talks about his past and
present in "Five
First look at FY13
Executive vice president and provost Elizabeth Hoffman lays out
funding priorities and summarizes funding requests to the state for
next year in her first budget
memo to ISU leaders for the FY13 budget cycle.
Disability Awareness Summit debuts at ISU Oct. 14
The 2011 Iowa Regent Institutions Disability
Awareness Summit will be held at Iowa State for the first time
Friday, Oct 14 (9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Scheman Building). All are welcome
to attend this free event, but registration is required by
Take a walk ... Friday
Iowa Staters are encouraged to join the all-Iowa, 1-kilometer
Somewhere Walk" at noon Friday, Oct. 7. Walkers can choose from
several routes mapped out on campus and in the Ames community.
The following announcements were added this week:
-- College of Engineering online auction supports United Way
-- Pizza-by-the-slice sale Oct. 6 benefits United Way
-- Spots still available in English enrichment class
-- It's time to 'Stuff the Bus'
-- Nomination process opens for 2012 university awards
-- Make your reservations for student-hosted fine dining on campus
The following conference was added this week:
Conference on Human Trafficking, Oct. 26
Seasonal flu shot clinic for employees opens Oct. 10
Iowa State again is offering employees flu
shots at no cost Oct. 10-28 (10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, 205
TASF). No appointment is necessary, but bring your ISU ID card or
your university number with you.
Gateway Hotel sold to ISU-friendly investor group
The ISU Foundation has sold the Gateway
Hotel and Conference Center to a group of investors that calls
itself Friends of Iowa State University Hotel Holdings L.L.C. The $5
million sale, which includes the hotel, hotel contents and 17 acres
of surrounding grounds, was finalized Oct. 4.
Osborn Club lecture is Oct. 10
Shihwu Sung, professor of environmental engineering, will present the
next Osborn Club lecture, "New frontier of biological wastewater
nutrient removal," Oct. 10 (7 p.m., Gold Room, Hilton Garden Inn,
1325 Dickenson Ave.). The lecture portion of the Osborn
Research Club monthly gathering is open to the public.
Building an online community
A Human Sciences duo, both of whom teach online courses, talk about
strategies for bringing a "human touch" to their online
Foundation hosts estate/retirement planning seminar
The ISU Foundation will host "Provide and Protect: Planning Your Will
and Trust," a seminar
for individuals age 55-80 years, on Oct. 11 (6-7:30 p.m., Gateway
Hotel and Conference Center, registration opens at 5:30 p.m.). The
event is free and includes hors d'oeuvres and soft drinks;
preregistration is requested by calling 800-621-8515.
National Arts and Humanities Month, Oct. 6 (6-8:30 p.m., program at
6:30 p.m., MU Campanile Room)
Series offers closer look at Museums
Lessons, a monthly series of lectures examining
behind-the-scenes topics at University Museums, continues
Oct. 6. Educators will talk about the responsibilities of
maintaining ISU's Farm House, a National Historic Landmark.
Reiman Gardens hosts bonsai, watercolor show this
Reiman Gardens will host the Iowa Bonsai Association (IBA) Fall Show
Oct. 8-9 (9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. each day). Iowans will exhibit their
own bonsai. A watercolor exhibition featuring bonsai also will be
on display in the conservatory from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on
Saturday. Other weekend activities include a photographic review
of the 2011 Mid-America Bonsai Show and "Bonsai -- Trees by
Design," a PowerPoint presentation by bonsai enthusiasts Helene
and Alan Magruder. Regular admission prices apply; free for
members, ISU students and IBA members.
Cyclone teams competing at home this week:
-- Soccer, vs. Oklahoma State, Oct. 7 (6:30 p.m.), vs. Baylor,
Oct. 9 (5 p.m.), free, soccer complex
-- Softball, vs. Marshalltown, Oct. 8 (1 and 3 p.m., Southwest
Athletic Complex), free
-- Volleyball, vs. Oklahoma, Oct. 8 (6:30 p.m., Hilton), $5 ($4
Celebrate a jazz icon
Stephens Auditorium presents "The Miles Davis Experience: 1949-1959"
in a 7:30 p.m. performance on Sunday, Oct. 9. The concert recaptures
the sound, historical and cultural context during this time in
America through the music of Miles Davis. Tickets, $39 and $35; $25
for those 18 and younger; and $20 for ISU students, are available at
the Iowa State Center ticket office or through Ticketmaster.
Food Prize laureate to kick off One Health lecture
2010 World Food Prize Laureate and Bread for the World head David
Beckmann will give a public
lecture Oct. 12 (9 a.m., Salon D, Des Moines Marriott, 700 Grand
Ave.). His talk is scheduled in conjunction with this year's World
Food Prize events, and is co-hosted by Iowa State and the ISU-based
One Health Commission.
More campus events
Talks, performances, athletic contests and other campus events are
listed on the
university calendar. Also, see the
Arts and Entertainment page.
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